Out in the Garden, Eating Worms (UPDATED)
That’s what schoolkids used to say about people who were “for nothing and against everything.”
“For nothing and against everything” is what former Bush and McCain advisor, Mark McKinnon, is saying about his own party. He’s probably not the only wavering member of the GOP who’s disillusioned. Like many onlookers, he’s singling out the whole party’s inability to face reality.
And so, we have a Republican Party today willing to eliminate any prospect for a decent future for anyone, including itself, if it cannot be a future that is 100 percent in accordance with its core beliefs and principles. That’s not governing. That’s just lobbing hand grenades. If you’re only standing on principle to appear taller, then you appear smaller. And the GOP is shrinking daily before our eyes. ...McKinnon, Daily Beast
worm graphic via shutterstock.com
UPDATE (byJG): Steve Hynd:
Here’s a prediction for you – I believe 2013 is the year the Republican party must adapt or die. That adaptation is going to have to come in the form of a schism between the far right hardliners and those who don’t want to cut of their own nose to spite their face. The Republican leadership is going to have to accept that it won’t carry all of its members on any issue anymore and begin looking to simply carry as many as possible – all for the sake of becoming again a “so something” party. If that doesn’t happen, the Republican party will be Dead On Arrival at the 2014 midterms.